Trudeau wins historic third term
September 21, 2021 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a third term as Canada’s prime minister, but his Liberal party fell short of his goal for a majority win.
The Liberals won the most seats of any party. The 49-year-old Trudeau channelled the star power of his father, the Liberal icon and late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, when he first won election in 2015, and has led his party to the top finish in two elections since.
Trudeau’s Liberals were leading or elected in 156 seats — one less than they won 2019, and 14 short of the 170 needed for a majority in the House of Commons.
The Conservatives were leading or elected in 121 seats, the same number they won in 2019. The leftist New Democrats were leading or elected in 27, a gain of three seats, while the Quebec-based Bloc Québécois remained unchanged with 32 seats and the Greens were down to two.